There is a simple trick to enable the emoji keyboard on your iPhone. This trick has been around for a few days but for some reason, I never wrote about it. Loyal reader David emailed me earlier today and reminded me of this.

1. Install Spell Number from the App Store (it’s a free app)

2. Launch the app and type 91929394.59

3. Press the home button

4. Go to Settings > General > Keyboards, and under “Japanese” select “Emoji”

You can now use these crazy little japanese icons. Note that you can delete the app if you don’t want to keep it. Your Emoji keyboard will still be activated.